The Pomona City Council voted 6 to 0 in favor of repealing all residency restrictions within the city’s sex offender ordinance. The vote was taken on June 16 with one member absent. A second vote on this issue is scheduled to be taken on July 7.
“The City of Pomona is the first city to be sued in a series of 12 lawsuits challenging residency restrictions,” stated CA RSOL President Janice Bellucci. “We commend Pomona for taking the first step toward repeal of these restrictions which violate both the state and federal constitutions.”
The City of Pomona was 1 of more than 70 cities notified in January 2014 that its sex offender ordinances was inconsistent with two Court of Appeal decision which determined that similar ordinances were preempted by state law. The letter warned cities that they faced legal challenges if they did not repeal or revise their ordinances within 60 days. The City of Pomona was sued in federal district court on March 24.